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US v. Washington, No. 08-3317

In a drug prosecution, suppression of evidence found in a warrantless search is affirmed where the Fourth Amendment prohibits the warrantless search of a private home to investigate minor offenses, such as this one, that do not pose any threat of imminent violence or result in an ongoing injury to the community.

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Appellate Information

Argued: June 12, 2009

Decided and Filed: July 22, 2009


Opinion by Judge Boggs


For Appellant:

Daniel S. Goodman, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC

For Appellee:

Richard W. Smith-Monahan, Federal Public Defender's Office, Cincinnati, OH